Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later

Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in Top Stories | No Comments

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, millions of Americans were going about their business on a regular Tuesday. That morning fourteen members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The terrorists deliberately crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing the […]

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in People and Culture, Top Stories, World | No Comments

In 2017, the Afghan girl’s robotics team made headlines worldwide when they won a silver medal at the first Global Challenge international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. Now, with Afghanistan under Taliban control, the girls have managed to flee the country to safety. Here, btw takes a closer look at their story. Making Their Mark […]

Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre

Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted by on Jun 2, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

One hundred years ago, one of the U.S.’s worst incidents of race-based violence occurred: the Tulsa Race Massacre. There were no memorials to those lost. Evidence of the riot was removed from newspapers and police logs. Now, however, a new lawsuit in Oklahoma is seeking reparations for the massacre. Here, btw takes a closer look. […]

AAPI Heritage Month: Senator Mazie Hirono

AAPI Heritage Month: Senator Mazie Hirono

Posted by on May 18, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the AAPI community. While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States, they remain drastically underrepresented in all levels of government, including Congress. This week btw gets to know a […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Mary Allen Wilkes

Profiles in Women’s History: Mary Allen Wilkes

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Top Stories | No Comments

March is Women’s History Month–a great time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women. This week btw takes a closer look at the life and achievements of one remarkable woman: Mary Allen Wilkes. Who Is She? Mary Allen Wilkes is best known for helping to develop and write the system software for LINC. LINC […]

Inauguration Day 2021

Inauguration Day 2021

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Perhaps no single event illustrates democracy as much as the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. On January 20, 2021, just before noon, Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. For many reasons, this was an unusual ceremony, unlike any other inauguration in history. Here, […]

Attack on the United States Capitol

Attack on the United States Capitol

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

On January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. a hostile group of Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol Building as Congress was in session. They delayed the final step of certifying the 2020 presidential electoral votes. The protestors surged past security barriers and broke windows to enter the Capitol. They forced Capitol Police to retreat […]

A Look at the 2020 Election

A Look at the 2020 Election

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Government, Top Stories, United States | No Comments

The entire 2020 presidential election season between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unusual to say the least. The day after the election, more surprises remain because there is no clear winner. There are, however, several interesting things that can be learned from what we know right now. Here, btw takes a closer look at […]

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Top Stories, United States | No Comments

Did you watch Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s televised Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week? Many Americans tuned in to watch or read about the nearly twenty hours of hearings. Unlike other federal government offices, Supreme Court justices have no term limits–meaning that they can serve for life. So, whoever is chosen to take Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat on the Court can affect legal policy for decades, maybe even generations. Here, btw takes a closer […]

When is the Right Time to Reopen?

When is the Right Time to Reopen?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Top Stories | No Comments

To say that the global coronavirus pandemic has been devastating would be an understatement. Worldwide, nearly two million people are infected, with more than 120,000 dead. Right now, 82 countries are imposing some form of lockdown. Around the world, 1.4 billion children are out of school, and the global economy is expected to shrink by […]